Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Bob Goodlatte
Representative (R-VA), Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
CSPAN3 06/13/2014
Goodlatte: As we all know, last week marked the one-year anniversary of the first leak of classified material by Edward Snowden, a criminal betrayal of his country and arguably the most significant leak in U.S. history. Over the past year, the House Judiciary Committee conducted aggressive oversight of the NSA bulk collection program and spearheaded house passage of the USA Freedom Act. This bipartisan legislation reforms controversial national security programs and provides expanded oversight and transparency of America's intelligence gathering. Although the leaks by Edward Snowden may have been the impetus for congressional reforms, the passage of this bipartisan legislation in no way condones or excuses his actions. The detrimental consequences of what he did may not yet be fully realized.
Bob Goodlatte
Representative (R-VA), Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
CSPAN 06/19/2014
Goodlatte: The bill passed by this house honors the fourth amendment and protects the rights of American citizens. At the same time, Islamic radical terrorists are on the march in Iraq and the leader has publicly threatened to attack America. Syria has become a vortex of jihaddists from across the globe and the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of Homeland Security have warned of the growing threat these jihaddists pose to our own homeland. State control has collapsed in Libya and rival gangs of radical terrorists have established safe havens that rival those in Afghanistan prior to 2001. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, the Taliban, Haqqani network, and al qaeda continue to fight. Moreover the administration has released the Taliban, five from Guantanamo, emboldening the terrorists. The terrorist danger is grave and growing. The terrorist threat is not contained overseas.
Bob Goodlatte
Representative (R-VA), Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
CSPAN 06/19/2014
Goodlatte: The U.S. homeland remains a prime aspiration and target. This amendment would create a blind spot for the intelligence community tracking terrorists with direct connections to the U.S. homeland. This amendment would impose greater restrictions on the intelligence community's ability to protect national security than constitutionally required and create an impediment to the government's ability to locate threat information already in its possession. Such an impediment would put American lives at risk of another terrorist attack. I urge my colleagues to reject this amendment, stand by the legislation passed, it is also being considered in the senate, and there will be further negotiations, but this, this contradicts the intent of the house and endangers America's national security.
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